THE Philadelphia 76ers (1-0) jumped out to 17-point lead at halftime and held on to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 107-106, behind 19 points from Marial Shayok and 16 from Jalen Jones on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) in the NBA Summer League.
Christ Koumadje had 11 points, seven rebounds and seven blocks in 14 minutes, an encouraging start for the 76ers' 7-foot-4 rookie center from Florida State.
The Bucks (0-1) got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Jock Landale, and Bonzie Colson chipped in with 22 points. Division II player of the year Daulton Hommes led the Bucks' fourth-quarter comeback, as the former Point Loma star scored 18 points of 6-of-8 shooting off the bench. But two late turnovers by the Bucks sealed their fate.
TIMBERWOLVES 85, CAVALIERS 75
Keita Bates-Diop scored 17 points and Kelan Murphy had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves (1-0). Josh Okogie added 14 points, making all 10 free throw attempts.
Jarrett Culver, whose draft rights were acquired by Minnesota in a trade, isn't allowed to join the team until after Saturday when the trade is made official.
Dylan Windler, one of three first-round 2019 draft picks for the Cavaliers (0-1) on the roster, was 6 of 13 from the floor and had 15 points and eight rebounds. Cleveland's other two first-round picks, Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr., did not play while recovering from injuries.
Naz Mitrou-Long had 14 points for Cleveland (0-1).